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Bad Report status

From: Bill Heidrick 
Subject: Re: Bad Report status
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 07:20:08 -0700


Cavalorn  wrote:

>Could I request a clarification of what this body is? What it does?

It's the US OTO (not International OTO) deliberative body composed of the
US Xth, US GTG and US GSG.  This is a term used in the US OTO Bylaws to
refer to that particular 
body which acts as board of directors and has sometimes in the past been
refered to as Supreme Grand Council -- technically a different entity of
VIIths.  As the higher degrees fill out in OTO provinces, the various old
constitutional bodies get activated.  This results in changes of name from
time to time, as well as division of duties.   The equivalent body in the
International OTO is sometimes called in agregate of its members the
Cabinet and more commonly the Supreme Council.

>monitors it?

The members attending the Annual meeting and the International OTO officers.

>I don't find any reference to it in the Intimation,

OTO was very small in the UK, US and Canada when Crowley made that abstract
of a portion of the Constitution, but the main reason for omission there
probably had to do with the abbreviated nature of Intimations itself.

>nor has
>a wordsearch turned up 'the executive' in the voluminous Caliphate

You are obviously in possession of old bylaws, not as fully conformed to
the old constitutions by reason of too few higher degree members.  Also,
this would be in the USOTO Bylaws.  Crowley's provincial Constitution would
be the best place to look for this part, not his Intimations or the 1917
Reuss Constitution.  However, you might find more in the Reuss Constitution
published in Equinox III, X.  The Crowley provincial (Mysteria Mystica
Maxima) Constitution was printed in the Magical Link after your
resignation: Fall 1997 e.v. Issue, New Series No.1, p.6 & ff.  The source
for this present US OTO Bylaw terminology is from that document:

(Crowley MMM Constitution -- Dated Feb. 15th, 1913 e.v. and signed by
Crowley as Baphomet Xth)
Article VI
Section I.  There shall be an Executive Council (thereinafter refered to as
the Executive) consisting of the National Grand Master General, the Grand
Secretary General and the Grand Treasurer General whose duty shall be to
administer the affairs of the M.M.M.  The National Grand Master General
shall be President of the Executive.

The remaining Sections II through VII of that Constitution set forth the
functions, authority, regalia and limits of the Executive.

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